Artist Valentin Alexandrovich Serov, brief biography and list of paintings

Artist Valentin Alexandrovich Serov, brief biography and list of paintings

  • Year of birth: January 19, 1865
  • Date of death: December 5, 1911
  • Country: Russia
  • Locations of the artist’s works: Russian Museum Tretyakov Gallery Literary Museum in Moscow


The famous Russian artist Valentin Alexandrovich Serov was born on January 19, 1865 in a family of creative people. His father was a famous composer and musical figure, and his mother was a pianist and creator of several operas. After his father’s death, his son was brought up by his mother, who encouraged his passion for drawing from childhood. The boy spent his childhood in Munich, where he learned the basics of drawing with the German artist Kepping. The family later moved to Paris, where Valentin met Ilya Repin, who later became his teacher. After his return to Moscow in 1880, it was Repin who brought Serov into the circle of famous artists. He studied at the Academy of Arts under the famous professor and teacher P. P. Chistyakov. His first painting called “oxen”, he created in 1885. At the age of twenty-two, the artist created his famous work “The Girl with Peaches”, which immediately made him famous. In the nineties, the artist carried away by writing portraits, even created a few canvases with the image of members of the royal family. The same Serov and his wife brought up six children. His painting amazes with amazing freshness and jewel-like elaboration of each millimeter on the canvas, and his works of art became world famous, glorifying the paintings of Russian artists. For more than ten years Serov was engaged in teaching activities at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, acting as a master and reference point for young people. But unfortunately, due to an untimely death on December 5, 1911, he was not able to implement all his ideas and plans.

Paintings by Serov

The Woman In The Cart

The Woman in the Cart

Portrait Of S. M. Botkina

Portrait of S. M. Botkina

A Girl In The Sunshine

A girl in the sunshine

The Abduction Of Europe

The Abduction of Europe

Saint George The Victorious

Saint George the Victorious

Portrait Of Ida Rubinstein

Portrait of Ida Rubinstein

Portrait Of The Artist Korovin

Portrait of the artist Korovin

Bathing A Horse

Bathing a horse

Portrait Of The Writer Leonid Andreev

Portrait of the Writer Leonid Andreev

Micah Morozov

Micah Morozov

Odysseus And Navzikai

Odysseus and Navzikai

October. Domotkanovo

October. Domotkanovo

Peter I

Peter I

Portrait Of Count Sumarokov-Elston With A Dog

Portrait of Count Sumarokov-Elston with a dog

After The Battle Of Kulikovo

After the Battle of Kulikovo

Self-Portrait, 1880S

Self-Portrait, 1880s

Portrait Of Princess Yusupova

Portrait of Princess Yusupova



Overgrown Pond. Domotkanovo

Overgrown pond. Domotkanovo

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